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Thomson Reuters Recognizes Leading Mexican Researchers for Their Contributions to Science and Innovation

March 16, 2012 - London

Research in Science and Social Sciences/Arts & Humanities further progress in food technology, health and psychology

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO, March 16, 2012 - The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters recognized the most highly cited Mexican researchers across 25 universities in the areas of Science and Social Sciences/Arts & Humanities at an award ceremony held at the Castillo de Chapultepec last night. This event is part of the Thomson Reuters partnership with the Consortium of Mexican Universities (CUMex), a joint initiative to further education and international collaboration in research.

Researchers acknowledged at last evening's ceremony were:

1st Place:Dr. Gonzalo Velazquez de la Cruz, University Autonoma
Tamaulipas, in the area of food science and technology engineering
2nd Place: Dr. Fernando Diaz-Barriga Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, in the area of environmental and occupational health
3rd Place:Dr. Roberto Leyva Ramos, Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, in the area of engineering and environmental sciences

Social Sciences/Arts & Humanities
1st Place:Ruben Quintero, Salinas Psicologo Clinico, University Autonoma Tamaulipas, in the area of psychology and pediatrics
2nd Place:Dra. Donna Jackson Maldonado, University Autonoma Queretaro, in the area of psychology linguistics
3rd Place: Dr. Ambrocio Mojardin-Heraldez, University Autonoma Sinaloa, in the area of psychology
4th Place:Dr. Miguel Fraga Vallejo, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, in the area of psychiatry

"We are honored to have the opportunity to acknowledge these forward-thinking Mexican researchers and scientists for their contributions to Science and Social Science," said Keith MacGregor, executive vice president of Thomson Reuters. "Their work in the areas of psychology, health and food science and technology is respected internationally and has earned them the recognition of being the most highly-cited authors within the Consortium of Mexican Universities (CUMex)."  

The award recognizes excellence in research and successful international collaboration. Analysis of the research candidates across the 25 universities was done using Thomson Reuters Web of Science. The seven highly cited researchers were identified after analyzing their papers that were indexed over 20 years in the categories of "Science" and "Social Sciences/Arts & Humanities" and who have the largest number of citations to their paper, locally and internationally.

President of the Consortium of Mexican Universities Mario Ochoa described the event saying, "The awards given to our researchers are very important in continuing to stimulate scientific research, as well as giving the Instituciones de Estudios Superiores (IES) the opportunity to ratify its research strategies and assume a greater commitment to new challenges in the academic environment."

The universities participating in the award program can be found at

Distinguished guests at last evening's ceremony included Mtro. Rodolfo Tuiran Gutierrez, Secretary of education, Mexico; Dr. Enrique Villa Rivera, Director of CONACYT (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia) ; Dr. Adolfo Rodriguez Gallardo, UNAM library director; and, Mario Alberto Ochoa Rivera, president of CUMex. More information on the award recipients can be found at

About CUMex
The Consortium of Mexican Universities (Spanish: Consorcio de Universidades Mexicanas, CUMEX) is a selective group of Mexican public higher education institutions, recognized by their higher quality standards. Founded in May 2005, CUMEX has established a rigorous selection system. Members must be affiliated with the "umbrella" national association of universities (ANUIES by its acronym in Spanish). However, not all ANUIES members are able to comply with the eligibility criteria established at CUMEX. Membership at CUMEX constitutes a reference about Mexican higher education institutions holding higher quality standards than their peers.

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